Getting there

Gielgud Theatre,
35 Shaftesbury Avenue,

The Gielgud Theatre is central to London’s Theatreland. Situated on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue, The Gielgud is nestled among other famous theatres such as the Queen’s Theatre and the Apollo Theatre. The theatres location on Shaftesbury Avenue is central to most of London’s main attractions and is therefore extremely well connected in terms of transportation.


The nearest national rail station to the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue is Charing Cross (10-15 minute walk). Cross over the road at the traffic lights outside Charing Cross station and then turn left down Ducannon Street. By Trafalgar Square, head straight up St Martin’s Place to Charing Cross Road for about 5 minutes. As Charing Cross Road meets Shaftesbury Avenue, turn left. Head straight down Shaftesbury Avenue and the Gielgud Theatre will be on your right hand side.


The nearest tube station to the Gielgud Theatre is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines), with Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) also very close by.

Piccadilly Circus (2 mins)
From Piccadilly Circus head straight out of the station and turn left up Great Windmill Street. Take the immediate right onto Shaftesbury Avenue and the Gielgud Theatre will be on your left hand side.
Leicester Square (5 mins)
Out of Leicester Square station head towards Leicester Square itself. As you pass the square, turn right up Rupert Street then left onto Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre will be on the right hand side.


Shaftesbury Avenue: 14,19,38
Regent Street: 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 139, 159, 453


The Gielgud Theatre is situated within the London Congestion Charging Zone which applies weekdays (not including bank holidays) from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.

The Gielgud Theatre is part of the Q-Park Scheme (a half price parking deal.) The nearest participating car park is the 24hr Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). Parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre.


Shaftesbury Avenue is filled with black cabs driving around, so it is fairly easy to hail one. There is also a designated taxi rank just a short walk away outside Charing Cross station.